The Voice of Wakefield High School

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The Voice of Wakefield High School

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The Voice of Wakefield High School

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Want to get involved?

Check out some of the clubs that Wakefield High School has to offer!
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Wakefield offers various clubs that are all keen to welcome students and enrich their interests. Clubs typically run during PACK time or after school.

Whether you are interested in math or the martial arts, science or service or learning a new language, Wakefield High School has a place for you. There are over 45 clubs each providing enrichment on particular topics. Clubs can heighten your knowledge, open doors to leadership opportunities and enable you to meet new people with similar interests. 

Jose Hernandez, a senior and the president of Spanish Honor Society, notes that joining a club in school is crucial to learning different life skills.

“[Participating in a club] is definitely important for broadening your experiences,” Hernandez said. “You also get a feel for the world around you.”

Spanish Honors Society is a service based club designed to help the Hispanic community. It is one along with Black Student Union, Asian Culture Club, Latin Honor Society, French Club and German Club with a goal to educate others about distinct cultures and implement a sense of belonging within students.

In order to join Spanish Honor Society, students should have at least taken Spanish II and maintain a 3.5 or higher GPA. This honor society has numerous fun activities planned for the months ahead including an event related to the Day of the Dead and a combined Hispanic celebration with other schools. 

Furthermore, if you are interested in science, technology, engineering and math or environment-related issues, Forces of Nature, Science Honor Society, Future Farmers of America (FFA), Mu Alpha Theta or National Technical Honors Society could be the perfect match for you. 

Abigail Weaver, a senior and the president of the Forces of Nature club, feels that science-related clubs can be very significant for students later on in life who are interested in that pathway. 

“[Science] is a fast-growing and important field,” Weaver said. “It’s super important to help the earth and [for] our future to have organizations and places where students can learn about [these topics.]” 

Specifically, the Forces of Nature club focuses its attention on learning sustainable practices that help improve the community, such as distinguishing what can and cannot be recyclable. Along with recycling, this club engages in other fun activities that make the earth smile. 

Especially now with PACK time being an opportunity, everyone has the chance to explore something they’re interested in.

— Dudley

“Last year we upcycled t-shirts and made them into tote bags, helping the environment and not leaving a carbon footprint,” Weaver said.

Alternatively, if you are more inclined to sports and physical activity, the Step Team and Pickleball Club are exceptional choices. The Pickleball Club merges units of badminton, tennis and ping-pong into a game with a paddle and a plastic ball. The Step Team, on the other hand, is dance-related, offering young ladies a chance to showcase school spirit and form a sisterhood with their teammates.

The Step team is currently in the search for officers including a secretary and treasurer in order to continue building a solid team; however, they have no time for pauses as they are rigorously polishing up their routines for the pep rally. 

Tiffany Timmons, the advisor for the Step team, thinks that being involved in a club where students can be physically active is very beneficial.

“If students are provided with the opportunity to join clubs that are [centered around] physical activity, then it’s [likely] that becomes a part of their norm,” Timmons said. “They start to understand how important physical activity is for their wellbeing and they carry that on in their lives after high school.”

Not only can joining an active club be beneficial, but so can joining a club that intertwines with one’s hobbies and outside interests: the Eats and Treats Baking club and the Zine are perfect examples. The Zine is a student-created publication that covers a range of topics as each writer chooses an individual project pertaining to something they are passionate about. Sarah Dudley, the adviser for the Zine, elaborates more on what the club entails.

“Last year we had a pretty heavy fashion focus,” Dudley said. “We also take submissions of creative writing and artwork to go in the magazine along with pieces written by club members.” 

Most of these clubs typically meet once a month and have application directions on the school website to join. With so many clubs to explore you’re bound to find one that’s perfect for you.

“A lot of the richness of high school comes from all the extra things people choose to do,” Dudley said. “Especially now with PACK time being an opportunity, everyone has the chance to explore something they’re interested in.”

 

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